CT Arts Hero Awards


The Connecticut Office of the Arts is excited to announce the 2019 Connecticut Arts Heroes! The 2019 Arts Heroes are:

Andrea Aron of Madison

Rebecca Atkins of Norwich

Chris Belden of Ridgefield

Bill Dougal of Lebanon

Jason Farquharson of Hartford

Judith McElhone of Torrington

Luciana McClure of Hamden

Rene Soto of Norwalk

Chase Taylor of Waterbury

These individuals have been named an Arts Hero for their extraordinary work in the arts, for the arts, and through the arts.

Please join us as we honor them at a special evening event on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6 pm at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford.

The evening will celebrate each Arts Hero and will feature special performances by Tabisha; Violinists John Randolph and Corey Staggers; Hip Dance Artist Michael Okoasia & Crew; Connecticut State Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson; and Connecticut State Troubadour Nekita Waller!

The event is be free and open to all. We ask for registrations so we can plan accordingly based on the number of attendees. Please be Creative and Chic with your formal attire! Door open at 5:30 p.m. Ceremony begins at 6 p.m.